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Coronavirus: Pfizer pill becomes first US-authorised home Covid-19 treatment

US health regulators on Wednesday authorised the first pill against Covid-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.The long-awaited milestone comes as US cases, hospitalisations and deaths are all rising and health officials warn of a tsunami of new infections from the Omicron variant that could overwhelm hospitals.The drug, Paxlovid, is a faster, cheaper way to treat early Covid-19 infections, though initial supplies will be…

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